Carmella has been working on her new EP, and we are very proud to showcase it here.
The EP is available now, and it plays very well along side our RELAX meditational screensaver. Simply visit the page, and go full screen, and let the light glow around your darkened room.
Rasa Mandala is an exciting collaboration between the prodigious talents of leading Australian kirtan artist Carmella Baynie and Dale Nougher- one of the first exponents of electronic ambient music and soundscape in Australia. This is groundbreaking music that weaves a rich tapestry of dreamy electronic sounscapes and world grooves with ancient Mantra. The result is a fresh exciting new sound created with unsurpassed ease and vision.
Rasa Mandala is laced with inspirational, uplifting and anthemic chants, with internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Carmella’s enchanting vocals and melody, and with Dale Nougher’s surreal orchestration. Together they have combined with the exceptional mastery of Grammy nominated Producer Kamal Engels.
“Sinuous, sleek and elegant. In Carmella’s voice, the galaxies spin” – Dave Stringer
“Carmella’s voice comes straight from her soul with love radiating from every note. You will want to give this CD to all those you love…” – Kate Clere McIntyre, Director, Yogawoman
“Rasa Mandala is the love child of Carmella’s superb voice and passion for mantra and Dale’s luscious soundscapes – a unique, uplifting sound
to soothe the soul” – Tamsin Angus-Leppan – Freelance Journalist, Australian Yoga Journal
Enchanting new meditation music. Out now through New World Music and Media: “Love Songs to the Divine”, Carmella’s evocative voice weaves through ancient chants in Sanskrit, English, Bengali and Latin.
“Beautiful voice, beautiful spirit! The music on this CD evokes higher realms, the kind frequented by angelic beings and devas. It reaches slightly higher, too, to that devotional realm we might actually call ‘home’.” Steven J. Rosen (Satyaraja Dasa), author, The Yoga of Kirtan
“We use Carmella’s music to enhance our Yoga Synergy course classes. Her other-worldly and enchanting voice lifts the spirit and brings students to a deep inward space of meditation and contentment.” Simon Borg-Olivier (physiotherapist and Yoga Synergy director)
“Beautiful singing, wonderful production. May many people be blessed by listening to this music!” Deva Premal and Miten
“Carmella’s voice is impassioned and angelic and the result is both moving and inspirational.” Wellbeing Magazine
“Truly liberating! Carmella has given me a taste for singing from the soul and I definitely want more!” Ros Burton, Body+Soul magazine, Sunday Telegraph
With this eagerly awaited follow up CD, Carmella weaves her love of sacred music from both East and West with a beautiful marriage of styles: Renaissance, Church music, traditional Indian, choral and contemporary.
This rich and evocative tapestry is a magnificent pastiche of love songs to the Divine. Ashraya is at once achingly tender, heartfelt and surrendered. It soothes and soars with celestial qualities.
Angelic and uplifting, this feast of sound vibration accompanied by exquisite orchestration will take the listener on a profoundly healing sonorous journey.